HEC HAT: New Test Announced for Scholarships to MS & MPhil Programmes

Islamabad January 17, 2018: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) through its Education Testing Council has announced Higher Education Aptitude Test (HAT), which will be required for award of HEC scholarships and to get admission in MS/MPhil programmes.

The test, whose score will be valid for two years, is being organized for applicants who have already applied through official portal of HEC, those who intend to apply for HEC scholarships in future as well as those interested in applying for admission to MS/ MPhil programmes in public as well as private universities.

Deadline for online registration is January 31, 2018

The aptitude test will be conducted in four different categories termed as HAT-1 for Engineering and IT, HAT-2 for Management Science and Business Education, HAT-3 for Art and Humanities and Social Sciences and HAT-4 for Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences and Physical Sciences.

The candidates will be marked from 100 percent grading system comprising 40 marks for quantitative reasoning, 30 marks for verbal reasoning, and 30 marks for analytical reasoning.

In order to appear in HAT, the applicants have to register through etc.hec.gov.pk. The applicants have been advised to carefully select correct HAT category according to their qualification. Also, they can choose their test center from the list available on the official website.

The roll number slips will be issued to successful candidates through courier at the provided address and the same can also be downloaded from e-portal after completion of due process.


  • i tried for apply but there is no challan for fee submission while they have input field for fee submission

  • I need help
    My subject is microbiology ,when I entered my subject for HAT test then it showed the category of HAT 1 test instead of HAT 4
    HAT 1 is for engineering and IT students
    what i have to do now?
    guide me …

    • Same issue but no body know about this problem my subject is Engineering but when i enter it select hat ii and hat 1 is for engineering

  • Higher Education Commision Apptitude Test-FDP-2017 this is showing in test name what if I want to apply for HAT. can anyone help in this regard?

  • I have already registered my profile with HEC but the option of online form is not showing.please tell me

    • Make profile
      Select subject it will select automatically according to subject that which is categorie of HAT test

  • I called HEC helpline asking for the Issue of HAT II appearing for many subjects. They replied just apply and ignore HAT type HEC will update or solve this issue later on. So all of you just apply.

  • mein nay apply kiya tha fee b submit karwa k bej di thi but ab tak koi roll no . slip nae i… kab tak ahy gi???

    • no time will be given for test by HEC. When hec announced test date u will received sms and email and roll no slip.

  • I have registered for hat test before 31 January but now when wanna login there shown invalid I’d or password. I used forget password option, reset password but again there shown invalid I’d or password. Still haven’t received roll number slip. What should I do? And tell me test date for hat test.

  • I had applied but still not get any information
    Any one hv idea the date of test is announced or still in pending???

  • anyone please tell me….. this test is only for taking admission in mphil and phd or we will get scholarship money as well????


  • close
    >